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Still have scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal. What should I do?

Still have scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal. What should I do?

Hard to answer: Where is the scar tissue?All surgery causes scar. The scar may or may not cause problems. If there are no problems, usually scar slowly imporves, but can take several years. Thick scars that grow( keloids) often require pressure treatment, cortisone injection, radiation, or surgery. ...Read more

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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more

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What to do about my scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal?

What to do about my scar tissue 2 years after gallbladder removal?

Symptomatic?: Are you symptomatic from the scar tissue? Are you referring to the external scars on your skin or internal scaring? If internal scaring, referred to as adhesions, is causing you symptoms, your surgeon may recommend a lysis of adhesions to break up the scar tissue. ...Read more

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Treating Scarring (Checklist)

If you smoke, stop. Smoking prevents healthy skin healing.
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See a dermatologist to see what options are available
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Find out if you're a candidate for cosmetic scar treatments
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What can I expect 3 months after gallbladder removal?

What can I expect 3 months after gallbladder removal?

Overall better: Some have diarrhea, which typically resolves. Pain should resolve. May ;#40;likely;#41; get internal scars ;#40;adhesions;#41; which usually cause no problems, but might cause pain. Rarely recurrent stones. Most people feel much better. ...Read more

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What do they use to close up after gallbladder removal with stones liproscpoically. And is it dangerous or should it be removed need information help?

What do they use to close up after gallbladder removal with stones liproscpoically. And is it dangerous or should it be removed need information help?

Gallbladder surgery: The gallbladder is usually removed laparoscopically if possible. The small incisons or "port sites" are closed with sutures as necessary. Just removing the stones is ineffective because the gallbladder will form new ones. ...Read more

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Treating Scarring (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure to scar
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Apply silicone gel sheeting at bedtime
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Apply silicone gel ointment in the morning
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Have persistent RUQ pain 1.5 yrs after gallbladder removal, flares up when eating to debilitating levels, take 8mg Dilaudid x4/day. No results. Help?

Have persistent RUQ pain 1.5 yrs after gallbladder removal, flares up when eating to debilitating levels, take 8mg Dilaudid x4/day. No results. Help?

See provider: you need more tests to look at the common bile duct and see if you have a narrowing from scar tissue or another stone also taking that much dilaudid is not good for you so you need to see provider and be scoped and ultrasound and see a provider who can help you taper off the opiiods ...Read more

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What could cause pain after gallbladder removal?

What could cause pain after gallbladder removal?

Normal short term: It is normal to have some pain around the port sites after lap chole and around the incision for an open procedure. These usually decrease by 2 weeks. If you seem to be having deeper pain, or if you experience fevers, night sweats or don't feel like you are getting better, call your surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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Treating Scarring (Checklist)

Perform scar massage techniques
10 min, 2x day for 4 weeks
Use silicone scar sheets
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Use scar creams with scar massage techniques
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See your surgeon if possible scar revision is needed
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What is a good diet after gallbladder removal?

What is a good diet after gallbladder removal?

Low fat: Low fat, high fiber, avoid greasy fried foods and excessive butter and drink plenty of caffeine free, alcohol free fluids. ...Read more

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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more

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Gallbladder Removal (Definition)

Gallbladder removal is just that. Surgical removal of the gallbladder. Technically known as a cholecystectomy, it is usually done laparoscopically with small incisions and is one of ...Read more

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